James Byron Dean (8 Februar 1931 – 30 September 1955) wis an American actor.[1] He is remembered as a cultural icon o teenage disillusionment an social estrangement, as expressed in the teetle o his maist celebratit film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in that he starned as tribbled teenager Jim Stark. The ither twa roles that defined his starndom war loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) an surly ranch haund Jett Rink in Giant (1956).

James Dean
James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause.jpg
Dean in Rebel Without a Cause
BornJames Byron Dean
8 Februar 1931(1931-02-08)
Marion, Indiana, Unitit States
Died30 September 1955(1955-09-30) (aged 24)
Cholame, Californie, Unitit States
Cause o daith
Vehicle accident
Restin place
Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Indiana, Unitit States
Ither namesJimmy Dean
Alma mater
Years active1950–1955
Notable wirk(s)
Hame tounSanta Monica, Californie, Unitit States
Fairmount, Indiana, Unitit States
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Efter his daith in a caur crash,[2] Dean becam the first actor tae receive a posthumous Academy Awaird nomination for Best Actor, an remeens the anerly actor tae hae haed twa posthumous actin nominations.[3] In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18t best male movie starn o Gowden Age Hollywood in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars leet.[4]


  1. Obituary Variety, October 5, 1955.
  2. Goodman, Ezra (September 24, 1956). "Delirium over dead star". Life. Vol. 41 No. 13. pp. 75–88.
  3. David S. Kidder; Noah D. Oppenheim (14 October 2008). The Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently with the Culturati. Rodale. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-60529-793-4. Retrieved 21 July 2013. Dean was the first to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for acting and is the only actor to have received two such posthumous nominations.
  4. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars". American Film Institute.